Where Go Hydrology celebrates Florida’s drier half
The dry season isn’t over …
But it’s entering its final weeks.
When does the rainy season start?
Afternoon showers can start sputtering in April and early May, but it isn’t until later in May and early June that the water table typically rebounds.
Whatever the case, the verdict is in:
The 6-month dry season was was wetter than average across the entire southern peninsula with the exception of the Upper Kissimmee and with the lower east coast leading the way. District-wide, south Florida averages around 13 inches of rain compared to the 15 inches recorded this year.
But May is a pivotal rain month.
Typically drought extends and deepens in its early half before the afternoon showers kick in or we get a big regional storm.
As usual, it’s a wait and see.
To be sure,
The dry season is not over yet.
We still have another two months.
So it’s too early to predict a deep spring drought.
But now that the green out has begun,
A good 3-4 inches of dry season rain may be in store …
To boost us back into the long-term norm of around 11 inches of winter rain.